The votes are in, and DC has announced the eight titles that moved forward in its second Round Robin tournament, where the company asks fans to vote on its next title.
Votes were cast on Twitter, Instagram and through the DC Community message boards (where you can also vote in the second round). Here’s what moved on:
Round two brings new match-ups — and the reveal of the creative teams for those who are left. Somehow, in this sick, sad world we live in, The Captain Carrot/Darkseid team-up book did not advance. So BOO! to everyone who voted against it, I say. BOO!
But here’s what did make it:
Hawkman & Hawkwoman: The Changeling by Cavan Scott and Fico Ossio
Hawkman and Hawkwoman have never had children together. They know that for a fact. Then who is Hektor Hol, the hotheaded, razor-winged teen who claims to be their son? Can they trust their own memories—or each other?
Constantine & The Demon: Vacation From Hell by Frank Allen and Nik Virella
John Constantine’s deceptive nature catches up with him when he is caught cheating by a mysterious individual at a mystic’s poker game. After being interrupted by a talking corpse with a cryptic message, demanding Constantine return home, John is punished for his sins.
Suicide Squad: Dark by Zac Thompson and Garry Brown
Meet the occult Task Force Dof Earth-13. Field leader Vampire Batman commands a top-secret team of murderers, monsters, and demons. The magic-dampening parasites hooked into their brains keep them following orders, and the promise of freedom keeps them motivated. Thanks to the mysterious benefactor known only as Milton, Amanda Waller has built the ultimate Squad…on another Earth! She’s handpicked a deranged team to topple the supernatural world of sorcery and permanent twilight. Yes, she’s going to do the unthinkable. She’s going to eliminate the League of Shadows…but to what end?
Kid Flas: The Speed of Fear by Brandon Easton and Travis Mercer
KID FLASH (Wallace West) suddenly finds himself torn from the surface of the Earth in a cosmic storm caused by a tear in the Speed Force. As he investigates, Kid Flash learns that REVERSE-FLASH has merged with the dangerous entity PARALLAX—an entity composed of fear energy that powers the yellow rings of the Sinestro Corps. Their unholy combination crafts the unprecedented Speed Ring, which can generate enough interdimensional velocity to shatter the central battery of the Green Lantern Corps on OA. Somehow, Kid Flash has been caught up in the vortex of the creation of the Speed Ring, which destabilizes the walls of the Multiverse!
Green Lantern: Light at the End of Forever by Si Spurrier and Marco Santucci
A million years from now. A galaxy convulsed by violence, where godlike emperors wield unthinkable power and wage pitiless interstellar war. Here the ancient echoes of our heroic age—our DCU—lie fossilized, rendered as myth or forgotten entirely.
DC Horror Presents: Ghost Tour from Hell by Tee Franklin and Dominike Stanton
After needing a change of scenery, Madame Xanadu relocates to New Orleans, Louisiana, from New York, and opens up a new shop. The grand opening of Madame Xanadu’s Occult Curiosities went a bit better than expected; running a magic shop in New York is vastly different from running one in New Orleans—especially when you only take select walk-ins.
Green Lantern: The Birth of Conspiracy by Scott Bryan Wilson and Skylar Patridge
It’s 1947, and Alan Scott is part of a new breed of humans endowed with the power of gods. But he still has to work a day job, protect his personal secrets from the public, and hide his civilian identity from the government agency formed to monitor superhero activity. When he finds himself at the sites of three UFO incursions—the famous “men in black” and flying saucer sightings, and the Roswell crash—he realizes that he could lose everything. Now, as Green Lantern, imprisoned and alone on an alien planet, used as a conduit to harvest the power of the green flame, he may have to rely on three low-level government functionaries—whose job it is to spy on him—to help him put a stop to an alien genocide and hold the government accountable for hostile actions…and trust them to keep his deepest secrets secret. Scott Bryan Wilson ( Pennyworth , Batman: Gotham Nights ) and Skylar Patridge ( Wonder Woman ) make you question everything in this high-octane, conspiracy theory-drenched tale of power and patriotism at a pivotal time in American history.
Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow by Kenny Porter and Jahnoy Lindsay
Conner Kent is back! But this isn’t the DC Universe he knows. With Jonathan, Kara, and Clark protecting the Earth, Conner feels like an outsider more than ever. Living on the Kent farm, he dreams of one day finally finding his place in the universe, and a purpose as Superboy.
You can vote in round two on Twitter, Instagram and the DC Community.
Update: Si Spurrier has answered one of the questions I (and others) have had about Round Robin since its inception: